Being a Woman in India- 2017

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It brings me immense pleasure to share that I, along with 23 other bloggers are celebrating #9daysofwomanhood throughout Navratri. I thank Shalu Sharma for introducing me. I loved her blog www.thedreamermum.com on the prompt for today Being a Woman in India-2017.
I would take the opportunity to introduce Harneet Khurana who blogs at www.sublimemessagesblog.wordpress.com. You can check out her blog on the prompt for today.

I’ve been discussing what’s wrong in our society in my last couple of posts, so now, in the spirit of addressing, cherishing and celebrating the 9 forms of Goddess Durga, I want to share what it is to be a woman in India in 2017.

Starting from where I come from, I am the youngest of 3 sisters, born and brought up in Lucknow. Now in a time and scenario where having a girl child was looked down at, I have been blessed to have parents who not only gave us the best education and schooling available, they taught us to be independent, to fend for ourselves and how to keep our self-respect and dignity.

Flash-forwarding to 2017.

I am a mom to an adorable 16 month young boy. We live in a nuclear setup, I handle the baby alone, drive around the city and manage to get any and everything under the sun done, while carrying a baby with me. What has genuinely helped me, the availability of the right kind of equipment, a car seat and an ergonomic baby carrier.

In today’s India, men are changing. There is a movement of feminism. The belief and practice of being equal in all rights is starting to flourish in the current generations. I married one. He tries to be as much of a hand-on dad as he can, he’s tried his hand at cooking, or at least becomes my sous-chef.

For centuries we have respected women and glorified them as Maata, a nourisher and giver, but now, we are being seen and being empowered as equals, be it in professionally or personally. And women are shining in each field possible.

Happy Navratri!

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19 comments

  1. Wowow Sonia this is so me and my life in a gyst. Babywearing empowers me. I carry my girls all around. I go out take them for drives, go for grocery shopping with them, hang out in the mall. Nothing can stop me I feel. My husband too is a handson father. I’m glad that nothing can stop us from doing what we want to do.

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    • Honestly, preference for male child started off with royal families so that the riches and the kingdom stayed with the family. Now the case being, raja maharaja rahe nahi, but everyone is of the same thinking

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  2. Unless men become equally active in helping us out with babies or managing the house, we can never be a balanced society. Loved your views. I am blessed to have a husband who has always treated me equally & dispite of being a mom of twins & living in a nuclear nanny free setup, I have an identity & a professional life of my own. I am happy that my daughters have a good example & role model in their father to look up to.

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  3. Such happiness reading your post. You are awesome to do it all on your own and not show it as an achievement but as an everyday thing to do. Yes the men and women need to work together, only then will feminism prevail.

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  4. Very nicely articulated! Coming from a nuclear family myself, I can relate to what my mom and dad gone through while bringing me and my sister up. And both had an equal role. For me , both of them are super humans.

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